Blonde4ever
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June 24th, 2016 at 4:10:55 PM permalink
Good news...no more surprises.

"Uber will stop showing the surge price that it charges for rides"
From Yahoo Finance

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/uber-stop-showing-surge-price-220000046.html
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gamerfreak
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June 24th, 2016 at 4:17:52 PM permalink
Quote: Blonde4ever

Good news...no more surprises.

"Uber will stop showing the surge price that it charges for rides"
From Yahoo Finance

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/uber-stop-showing-surge-price-220000046.html


I never had any surprises, I've always put in my destination and it shows the total price of the ride.
DJTeddyBear
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June 24th, 2016 at 5:53:55 PM permalink
As someone who only used Uber once, I'm not sure how this is an improvement. What used to happen?
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Blonde4ever
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June 24th, 2016 at 5:57:28 PM permalink
I have used them a number of times with no issues...but it was never during a "surge"

"Uber says that showing the upfront fare will make its pricing easier to understand. By showing one price for the ride, consumers don't have to do any math to estimate how much extra they'll pay because of, say, a 1.7X surge. And there won't be any surprises when they see the final bill."


"Uber has had trouble with riders and surge pricing in the past. New Year's Eve is notorious for riders agreeing to high surge prices without realizing that a 3.5x ride means that they'll end up with a $215 bill."
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billryan
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June 24th, 2016 at 7:02:46 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

As someone who only used Uber once, I'm not sure how this is an improvement. What used to happen?



You'd get a price of $45 x1.5 surge, or $45 x3 surge.
Some people thought they were being charged $45 plus $3 but we're charged $135. $45x3.
It was fairly clear, but a percentage of uber riders are under the influence.
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teddys
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June 25th, 2016 at 8:19:06 AM permalink
I drive Uber.

I've gotten a 7x surge twice, and a 4x/5x numerous times.

Those are nice.
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BTLWI
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June 25th, 2016 at 8:32:13 AM permalink
I was outside the Venetian at 4AM earlier this month and surge pricing was 1.6X but didn't show me a price to the Rio. I decided to wait it out. After 45 minutes surge pricing was still 1.4 - 1.8 so I gave in at 1.5. What a waste of 45 minutes, the ride was only $7.50.
AxelWolf
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June 25th, 2016 at 8:46:09 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

I drive Uber.

I've gotten a 7x surge twice, and a 4x/5x numerous times.

Those are nice.

Did you lose a bet?

How often ?

What's someone make doing that per week?

Do they tip?

Should you tip?
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teddys
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June 25th, 2016 at 11:23:31 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Did you lose a bet?

Negative.

Quote:

How often ?

Fairly often. Sometimes seven days a week (full-time schedule).

Quote:

What's someone make doing that per week?

YMMV -- to a *very* large extent. You can improve as you get better at driving. I started at about a $8-$13 hourly, now I get $15/hour or higher. A good week with 50-60 hours can net you $800+. This is a non-coastal market so pay is lower than other places. There are also driver incentives and bonuses.

Quote:

Do they tip?

Very rarely. Maybe I'll get 1.5 cash tips per 8-10 hour shift. Amount can vary from a buck or two to $15-20 for overtippers. Cash tips only.

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Should you tip?

No, you should not.
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EvenBob
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June 25th, 2016 at 11:32:15 AM permalink
Quote: teddys



YMMV -- to a *very* large extent. You can improve as you get better at driving. I started at about a $8-$13 hourly, now I get $15/hour or higher..



You're lucky, many drivers are making less
that min wage and destroying their cars
in the process. There are a lot of entertaining
Uber stories out their, Goggle Uber nightmare,
of Uber horror. Or look for stories of drivers
who did it for a year and ran screaming for
the hills. Taxi driving with your own car for
$15 an hour, what happened to your law
degree.
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